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Great Reno Ballon Races Turns 40

This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of the area’s most famous events: The Great Reno Balloon Race. Admission is free, and with a respite from the smoke and the perfect autumn weather, it’s well worth setting the alarm clock a little earlier this weekend. This year there are nearly 100 balloons in attendance, […]
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Magnolia Gallery & Inn Opens in Austin

Most of us who drive through Austin can’t help but gawk at the relics of one of Nevada’s oldest settlements. The town is a historic layer cake with over 150 years of buildings, history, and lore to uncover. Now, there’s a new reason to spend a night soaking in the old boomtown with the grand […]
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Quick virtual Nevada tour

Enjoy a virtual video trip around Nevada, and keep dreaming of wide open spaces! Locations in the video, in order: Crescent Dunes, Tonopah Wilson Canyon, Yerington Somewhere along Hwy 95 between Tonopah and Vegas Boundary Peak, near Coaldale Winnemucca Winnemucca dunes Carson Valley, Gardnerville Hot springs near Walleys, Genoa Carson Valley, Muller Lane, Minden Carson […]
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Free entry to Nevada State Parks on Sept. 28

Nevada residents and visitors are invited to celebrate Nevada Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 28 with a “fee-free” day at Nevada’s State Parks. Park fees, including entrance, camping (Saturday night) and boating, where applicable, will be waived at state parks throughout Nevada. Nevada Public Lands Day encourages Nevadans to discover the many exciting and […]
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Free entry at Nevada State Parks

Nevada residents and visitors are invited to celebrate Nevada Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 30, with a “fee-free” day at Nevada’s State Parks. Park fees, including entrance, camping (Saturday night), and boating, where applicable, will be waived at state parks throughout Nevada. Nevada Public Lands Day encourages Nevadans to discover the many exciting and […]
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‘City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man’

The  story of how a legendary Nevada gathering evolved through collaborative ritual from humble countercultural roots on San Francisco’s Baker Beach into the world-famous desert convergence it is today comes together in “City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man.” Never-before-seen photographs, artifacts, journals, sketches, and notebooks reveal how this temporary experimental desert city came […]
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Free entry to Nevada State Parks this Saturday

If you’re looking for weekend plans, look no further. Nevada residents and visitors are invited to “Discover Nevada State Parks” on Saturday, June 10. Park visitors will receive free day-use admission and free fishing (no license required) at all of Nevada’s 23 State Parks. This statewide event encourages Nevadans to discover the many exciting and affordable recreation […]
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Best of Nevada 2017

Voting is now open in our 20th anniversary Best of Nevada readers’ poll!  Click here to begin the survey.  One lucky voter will win a deluxe Atlantis Casino Resort Spa vacation package, including: * Two-night Concierge Level Accommodations (Valid Sunday-Thursday; Concierge is the resort’s luxury level, with complimentary breakfast and afternoon hors d’oeuvres, key-card elevator access, […]
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Nevada’s Longest-Running Agriculture Event Celebrates 32nd Year

Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair Returns this Labor Day Weekend Northern Nevada will revel in its abundant agriculture this Labor Day weekend for the 32nd anniversary of the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair presented by CC Communications taking place in Fallon Friday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 5. The state’s longest-running agricultural celebration showcases locally grown […]
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Virginia City to offer Free Wi-Fi

While virtually the entire town of Virginia City remains true to its early heritage, today’s visitor is now able to connect with the past through the future with the integration of free Wi-Fi. The “VC Visitor” access provides free 24-hour connectivity with a simple email login for visitors in the business district. “The Virginia City Historic District […]
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Dads Ride Free on Father’s Day

The Nevada Northern Railway, a National Historic Landmark in Ely, offers free rides to all fathers this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21. Treat dad to a trip aboard a historic passenger coach pulled by a locomotive. Passengers will enjoy a ride through remarkable Robinson Canyon. Trains depart at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Open daily from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., the museum is located […]
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Stewart Father’s Day Powwow

The 2015 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow in Carson City is June 19–21 at the Stewart Indian School Campus. Hosted in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission and the Stewart Father’s Day Powwow Committee, this annual powwow includes quality Native American arts and crafts vendors and is also a time for alumni, former employees, families, and friends to gather at the former campus. […]
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‘Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice’ Comes to Las Vegas

“Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice” is the first child-centered exhibit in the country dedicated to expanding the understanding of dinosaur habitat. The display roars into Las Vegas at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is open through September 13. The exciting, traveling exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period, (145-65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived […]
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No. 1 Disc Golf Course in Las Vegas Opens this Memorial Day

Las Vegas’ best disc golf course is nowhere near the city’s neon; it’s in the mountains surrounding the city, just 35 miles to the north at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort (LVSSR). Voted the No.1 disc golf course in Las Vegas, the 5,800-foot course sits among the aspen and bristlecone pines in the beautiful Humboldt-Toiyabe […]